Welcome to the Online Bake Sale for Japan. Bakers, bloggers, and food professionals from all over the world have come up with some amazing creations to donate to this auction. All proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Japan, that nation’s first food bank.
Over the last two and a half weeks, I have read the news of the Japan earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear crisis with great sadness. It was a small news snippet I heard on NPR regarding how tiny the food rations were that lead me to seek out food banks in Japan. I am so glad to have found Second Harvest. For ever $100 donated, they donate $1,000 worth of food. That is one efficient non-profit!
Before we get to the auction items, I just want to take a moment to say that this has been a phenomenal experience. I am so in love with the food blogging community. I owe a special thanks to Andrew Sigal from The Uncarved Block who is matching the first $500 we earn on this bake sale also, Toby of Plate Fodder, one of our donors will match donations on his items up to $50! People have embraced this project with generosity and great support from day one. Now, by day 16 or so, it’s snowballed like crazy, and I’m thinking an intern would have been great. But all joking aside, considering my food blog just turned five months old, this has been the greatest introduction into a community I could hope for. It’s nice to meet you all.
Now, here are few details:
All bids begin at $20.00
If you must have something (and I know there are a few HOT ticket items, you can choose the buy it now option for $250.
The auction will last a full 24 hours ending at 12 noon Eastern on March 31st
Check to make sure shipping is available to where you live.
Oh, and Ganbatte ne. That means “good luck” in Japanese!